Posted by Marie Presti on 7/5/2020

To sell your home, one of the essential things for you is to stage your home. While the price of your home is often dictated by the market and your own surroundings, the people who are going to buy your home ultimately need to have some attraction to it.


The question is- can you stage your home yourself, or do you need to leave the home staging to the professionals? Either way, you may need to spend a little bit of cash in order for the home staging to actually work well. 


Declutter


The first step in the home staging process is for you to declutter the home. Get rid of anything thatís taking up space, or making the home appear ďjunked up.Ē No one can picture themselves living in a cluttered home. 


Hire A Maid


If youíre doing the home staging yourself, one of the most important aspects of getting your home ready is making it clean. A maid service can provide that deep clean that you may not have time to do yourself. This service is definitely worth the investment to make your home presentable to potential buyers.


Professional Home Staging Is Pricey


Professional home staging can cost quite a bit, (we're talking thousands of dollars.) You can do a lot yourself to stage your home. You donít need to spend top dollar in order to have your home staged appropriately. Just know that homes that are staged correctly (whether professionally or by you) sell for more.


Staging Gives Buyers Vision


It may be hard for buyers to envision a room any other way than how you currently have it set up. People may not be able to picture a chair in the corner or a bed in a different position. You can play around with the furniture in your home to make the rooms look best. 


Add Some Paint


One of the easiest things that you can do to stage your home is to paint it. Even if you simply put a fresh coat on the doors, it can really add some appeal to the home. If you have the time, you should paint the rest of the homeís interior as well. Buyers are most attracted to neutral colors. If you have any rooms that are oddly colored, or looking rough due to age, some paint can really bring life into the home.  


Make Each Room Inviting

When potential buyers walk through the home, you donít want them to simply skim the house without checking out each individual room. See what draws you into the room, whether it be lighting, a fireplace, or an ornament on the door. Any of these small touches can make a big difference when you stage your home.




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Marie Presti on 7/2/2020

This Single-Family in Newton, MA recently sold for $1,632,000. This Colonial,Antique style home was sold by Marie Presti - The Presti Group, Inc..


96 Freeman St, Newton, MA 02466

Auburndale

Single-Family

$1,649,000
Price
$1,632,000
Sale Price

13
Rooms
5
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
This gorgeous custom renovateddesign/builder'shome is sun filled, has an open floor plan withlarge rooms and is perfect for even the largest gatherings. There are too many special custom features to list, from its cathedral ceiling gourmet kitchen/family room, to the hand detailed woodwork, 17 skylights and more. It's open plan still offers plenty of privacy, with a basement family room and spectacular 3rd floor master sweet. The home has all new systems, Cadillac hydro-air/radiant floor heat and central AC. All this, and it's located in arguably Newton's best neighborhood, a short walk to the desirable Burr School, Commuter Rail, Starbucks, groceries, pizza, ice cream, restaurants, pharmacy, the beautiful Charles River cove park with its kayak rentals, skating, walking/biking trails. It's also just 3-minutes to the Mass Pike or Route 95, 5 from the Riverside T-stop. It adds up to an incredible place to live and to raise a family.

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Marie Presti on 7/1/2020

This Single-Family in Hingham, MA recently sold for $669,000. This Cape style home was sold by Marie Presti - The Presti Group, Inc..


6 Birch Circle, Hingham, MA 02043

Single-Family

$669,000
Price
$669,000
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Adorable Bradley Woods home at end of cul-de-sac. One of the largest lots in the subdivision with pretty gardens and plantings with lovely walkways, stone walls; out door shower; expanded driveway and an invisible fence. Freshly painted in 2018 in exterior and interior. Open dining area and kitchen to the sunny family room with access to large deck and gorgeous yard. Warm and inviting living room with fireplace. First floor bedroom/office. Half bath and laundry on the first floor. Second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath and lots of closet space. Bradley Woods has a wonderful reputation as a welcoming area in Hingham with terrific access to the Shipyard and has a great playground and lots of celebrations throughout the year. The perfect "Trick or Treating" place to be.

Similar Properties





Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Marie Presti on 6/28/2020

Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay

Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating.  Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central couch, an old packing box for a coffee table and your television and gaming system across from you. Maybe this isn't your first rodeo, and you're looking for a few quick tips to redesign a room in your house.  Either way, welcome!  Let's get started on our three essential design tips for new homeowners.

1) Choose your aesthetic first.

Consider whether you want your space to look modern, contemporary, traditional, urban or industrial, or classic. Deciding on the style of the public areas, such as the living room, bathrooms and dining room, is one of the most important decisions to make early on. By deciding on your design style, you can then search for furniture, lighting and accessories by keyword, making the design process far easier and ensuring that everything in your space will present harmoniously. 

2) Lay out each room according to its purpose.

A great deal of what makes a room fun and comfortable, beyond its aesthetic, is how convenient it is to live in. That means storing items where you'll need them and storing often-used items where they're easiest to reach.  It makes sense to purchase a seat with built-in storage for extra throws, for example, in your living room. In a kitchen, place utensils you'd often use while cooking -- large stirring spoons, ladles and tongs -- standing up in a jug rather than in a drawer you'll have to open and close. It can help to mentally run through a task and see how far you have to walk to reach important objects to decide where to place them.  You should also ensure that paths traveled frequently remain open, such as the path from the kitchen to the dining room.

By a similar token, "sitting rooms" can be used for a lot of different purposes. If you're a gaming family, consider making your gaming space central to the room, with a smaller seating area for chatting or reading. A family with small children might want to incorporate a play area.  Above all, remember that each room should serve you and your family's lives rather than solely serve your aesthetic.

3) Choose your paint color last of all.

Start by finding a piece or two of furniture you absolutely love in your design style. Then, design the rest of the room around what you've chosen, including your choice of paint, carpet and, if possible, flooring.  Keep in mind that there are thousands of paint colors in the world and it's very cheap and quick to change a paint color you're not fond of or that doesn't work as well as you thought it did; however, it's almost impossible to replace your furniture in the same way.  Therefore, start with your furniture and end the design process by choosing your paint.

 

Keep these design tips in mind and you will be well on your way to designing the perfect home!




Categories: Uncategorized  


Posted by Marie Presti on 6/26/2020


133 Franklin St, Stoneham, MA 02180

Rental

$2,200
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Renovated, sunny, 4th floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo available for rent! Well-sized new kitchen with stainless steel appliances that have never been used before. Open layout kitchen/dining area/living room with new laminate flooring. Master bedroom features new carpet flooring, ceiling fan, walk-in closet. Well sized 2nd bedroom with ceiling fan, closet and new carpet flooring. Recently painted throughout. New bathroom vanities. Well maintained building, elevator and 2 parking spots! Great location for commuting Ė just off Route 1 and I-93. Easy access to shopping, transportation and much more. Donít miss you chance to live in Stoneham and everything it has to offer! Move right in!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

Similar Properties





Tags: Real estate   Rental   02180   Stoneham  
Categories: New Homes  




Tags